oblique-projection, Drawing for Architects
Design
Design

Understanding Oblique Projection

Drawing for Architects shows an artist's technique for understanding perspective called oblique projection. An oblique projection usually shows the receding side in correct size but with a distortion of angles. By habit and by Read More

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Design
Design

Playing with Letters

What is letter play? Letter play is taking a letter from the alphabet and using markers, crayons, colored pencils or anything else you have around and creating a fun and different way of writing it. Sort of like creating your own font...or Read More

celestial-7, Fairies in Colored Pencil
Resources for Parents
Resources for Parents

Colored Pencil Celestial Fairy

Capture the captivating world of mystery and enchantment that fairies live in with this beautiful step-by-step drawing exercise from Fairies in Colored Pencil. This project involves a lovely celestial fairy sprinkling moon dust into Read More

paper peacock
Resources for Parents
Resources for Parents

The Paper Peacock

Paper weaving has a long history but remains to this day a fascinating art for people of all ages. The Art of Paper Weaving shows us to create many different paper weavings, including the paper peacock below. When planning the Read More

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Design
Design

Creating Gorgeous Drop Caps

The perfect drop cap can help to draw your reader into a story. Playing with Type shows you how to design one and how they can be used in other ways. Drop caps, or large initial letters, usually at the start of a paragraph or document, Read More

Butter 1, Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Packaging
Design
Design

Beyond The Page: Designing For Usage

What is designing for usage?  It's the idea that products can be aesthetically pleasing and functional. Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Packaging shows us some amazing examples of how designers have achieved this. To infinity Read More

Hat 2, Making Art From Maps
Design
Design

The Map Hatter

You've probably used maps a million times in your life. But have you ever seen maps made into hats?  Making Art From Maps shows you many different ways to bend, cut, and glue maps to make beautiful works of art. Try making hats like these Read More

pallet swing, Happy Home Outside, QuartoCreate
Family Crafts
Family Crafts

Create an Oasis with Happy Home Outside

As summer moves into full swing, even in Britain, we all look to our outdoor spaces as a place to enjoy the sunshine and each other's company.  With Happy Home Outside by Charlotte Hedeman Guéniau, we find ways to create summer garden Read More